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Sierra Leone drags American Ambassador’s opinion to court in seditious libel diplomatic bungle

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 September 2020: Court and police records diligently examined by Sierra Leone Telegraph correspondents in Freetown, shockingly show that during yesterday’s (Monday 21st September 2020) hearing of the matter between the State versus Dr. Sylvia Blyden, the Sierra Leone Government tendered an opinion piece personally authored by [Read More]

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Opposition APC leadership hit by multiple deaths in road accident

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 July 2020: Sierra Leone’s main opposition All People’s Congress Party (APC) today suffered a massive blow, after a vehicle carrying three of the party’s Northern region’s senior officials, were killed in a road traffic accident on their way to Freetown from Kabala, Koinadugu District. Mr Momoh [Read More]

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Breaking News – Dr Sylvia Olayinka Blyden and Muckson Sesay are free on bail

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 May 2020: She is out on bail at last. After spending over three weeks in police detention without charge, and only to be taken to court a few days ago to answer to a ten-counts charge – ranging from seditious libel against the president to perverting [Read More]

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Dr Sylvia Blyden refused bail by magistrate

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2020: Sierra Leone’s former minister of social welfare in the Koroma-led APC government, who was arrested by police and has been in detention for the past three weeks, appeared at the magistrate court today, where many expected her to be granted bail. But those hopes [Read More]

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Breaking News: Sierra Leone’s former social welfare minister – Dr Sylvia Blyden arrested

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 May 2020: Sources close to the family of Dr  Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, who is the former social welfare minister in the Koroma led APC government, have confirmed in the last hour that Dr Blyden has been arrested by armed police officers, who arrived at her residence [Read More]

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Rioting and shooting at Pademba road prison in Freetown – one prison officer dead  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 April 2020: In the last  few hours, there have been serious rioting and shooting at the male correctional Pademba Road prison in Freetown which houses some of the most dangerous prisoners , as well as a group of high profile political detainees in the country. Some [Read More]

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Breaking News: Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio has gone into isolation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 April 2020: Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio has this afternoon made a snap public broadcast on television to inform the public that one of his bodyguards has tested positive with COVID-19, and has been in an isolation centre. His announcement comes after growing speculation that [Read More]

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Sierra Leone has almost doubled its total number of COVID cases in less than 24 hours

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 April 2020: Just hours after the Sierra Leone Telegraph reported an increase of just two COVID-19 cases in Sierra Leone, which were confirmed yesterday afternoon, in the last hour the country’s ministry of health has announced that eleven new cases have today been found. This brings [Read More]

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Sierra Leone goes into lockdown on Sunday for three days

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 April 2020: Sierra Leone will be on a three days lockdown starting from Sunday, 5th April. This decision comes as the country records its second case of coronavirus. According to reports, the defence minister and Covid-19 coordinator – Retired Brigadier Kellie Conteh said that – Sunday, [Read More]